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Importing Outlook Express into Outlook Express

Q: Importing Outlook Express into Outlook Express

My OS crashed this morning (a corrupted NTOS exe file), and I couldn't boot, so I tried to boot from the installation CD and wound up installing W2K Pro again. In the process, all my mail messages were erased/displaced. I actually have a copy of the .dbx files in another folder.

I have imported OE mail messages (dbx files) before, several times before when I changed systems and HDs and have done so successfully. However, on this day, I cannot seem to 'get it right'. Here is what I did:

I copied the dbx message files to a folder on the C-drive (mail mesages 0523105). I then opened OE and under File, clicked on Import, then messages, them OE6, then OE6 store directory, then Next....The process imported only 12 of the 42 folders I had on the list, and no matter what I did, it only imported mail from those folders and none others.

Is there anything I am doing wrong, or should do in addition to what I have already done? Is there another method for importing OE6 mail messages to another OE6 application?

Thanks

polaris6

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A: Importing Outlook Express into Outlook Express

I have done some experimenting since I posted the first message.

I created several .dbx files from the list of dbx folders I have for the messages. It doesn't seem to matter which folders I include in the dbx files, the same identical 12 folders show up as mail folders to be imported....even if they are not included on the list I created.

Apparently, there is a default list of folders that has not changed, or does not change when I select the mail folders to be imported. I guess I need to find out where these are and change them.

Thanks.

polaris6

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Could someone please help me or direct me to a link, so that I may import my Outlook Express Contacts (XP) on one pc to Outlook (Windows 8) on a new pc? The other pc is a Dell Dimension 4700.
 

A:Importing/Exporting address book from Outlook Express (XP) to Outlook (Windows 8)

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Just going through the frustrating task of switching to new Win7 machines from old XP machines.
 
I have several thousand important (business) e-mails on my old XP machine under Outlook Express 6.  Six different accounts, each with their own inbox.  Four are POP3, 2 are IMAP.  The new machine has Office 2010 with Outlook, and I have set up all 6 accounts and they are sending and receiving fine.
 
I have read several articles on how to move (or export/import) all my old e-mails into Outlook, but they all seem to be written as if I have both Outlook Express and Outlook on both machines - not the case.  Some say to install Outlook temporarily on the old machine and make the conversion there - is this really necessary?  Where would I get just Outlook 2010?  Download a trial version?
 
The articles all seem to make reference to a PST file.  I have located the store files on the Outlook Express (old) machine, and they are all in a .dbx format.  Additionally, there are literally dozens of these dbx files, many for old folders that I no longer have on the old machine, even some old e-mail accounts that have been closed for years..
 
Can someone walk me though how to move (export/import) my e-mails from my old XP machine, with Outlook Express 6.xxx only, onto my new machine, with Outlook 2010 only?  Can I migrate individual folders, or do I have to move everything (all 6 accounts plus the sent items folder) at ... Read more

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Hello:

How can I import my Achive folders from MS Outlook (archive Office Data File) to Outlook Express?

Can I also import Calendars and Tasks into OE?

I would love to continue using MS Outlook but the client's location has a firewall perventing this. Only OE works because it uses a POP3 connection.

Thank you for your help.
 

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I followed help file instructions and have the folders on disc- need to know how to get them into outlook on xp. tried menu import and pointed at disc to no avail.
 

A:Solved: importing outlook express backup to ms outlook

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Hello,

I have a flash drive with my backup files and folders from outlook express. I purchased a new pc which came with windows7, which did not come with an e-mail program. So I went and purchased a copy of outlook 2007. How can i import the .dbx files into my new outlook? And i no longer have access to the old pc which had outlook express on it.

Please help!!!!!
 

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Hi all,

I recently got a new windows 8 computer. I previously had XP. My XP machine had Outlook Express installed. My new Windows 8 machine has Outlook 2007. I would like to import my messages from my XP computer into my new W8 Computer.

I have exported the messages from OE and they are .DBX . How can I add the .DBX files to Outlook? I have have tried many different ways, but none have worked.
Thanks

William

A:Importing Messages from Outlook Express, to Outlook

I do not think you can use the DBx files but take a look at this
Import your messages or account from Outlook Express to Outlook - Outlook - Office.com

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I just received my new laptop running windows 7 and I installed Outlook Mail 2003. I'm trying to import old outlook express mail (version 6) from my old laptop. Can someone tell me how to do this?

On a related topic. Should I install Outlook 2007 on my computer instead of 2003? I chose the 2003 version as I have read reviews that Office 2007 is no good. I'm asking because I can see Microsoft releasing a new version of Office which would be more compatible 2007 than 2003.

Thank you,

A:Importing Outlook Express into Outlook '03 in Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Pinarello911


I just received my new laptop running windows 7 and I installed Outlook Mail 2003. I'm trying to import old outlook express mail (version 6) from my old laptop. Can someone tell me how to do this?

On a related topic. Should I install Outlook 2007 on my computer instead of 2003? I chose the 2003 version as I have read reviews that Office 2007 is no good. I'm asking because I can see Microsoft releasing a new version of Office which would be more compatible 2007 than 2003.

Thank you,


Hi Pinarello911,

Your first question.
You need to localize the outlookexpress folder on the old system.
It contains files named .dxf, .iaf and some others I can't remember.

Copy the folder to your new system.

In outlook 2003 first import the accounts.
File->Import->accounts->outlookexpress

To import addresses you need to open address book and choose import.
Then chose outlook express again.

I hope I remembered this right, because I haven't used 2003 for quite some time.

Your second question.
Not much has changed in outlook 2007, so changing only for outlook isn't worth your while.

Office 2007 for me personally is the best office to date, but lots of people hate it because they don't like spending a bit of time getting to know the new layout.

If you are planning to use 2007, make sure you first do the imports from outlook express to outlook 2003, and then from 2003 to 2007, because 2007 can't imp... Read more

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Is there a way to import mail from Outlook Express into Outlook and get all the folders the user set up in OE?? Maybe I'm missing an option setting when I do an import, but it always seems to grab the email, but leave the folders behind.
 

A:Importing Outlook Express Folders into Outlook

Hi NedChaney

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Are you Importing into Outlook?

Try Exporting your messages from Outlook Express into Outlook instead.

Let us know if that works for you or not.
 

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To all:

I bought my wife a new computer for Christmas. The old computer ran Windows 98 and had Outlook Express version 4. The messages were stored as .mbx and .idx files. The new computer came with Windows XP and Outlook Express version 6.

She would like to have all of her old e-mails on the new computer. I backed-up all of the .mbx and .idx files and then tried to import them. I receive a notice that there are no files at that address.

Is it possible to bring those old messages over to the new computer? If so what am I doing wrong?

Pete
 

A:Importing Outlook Express V4 into V6

http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/faqs/how.htm#importOE4
or
http://www.mindspring.com/~oe_oh/outlook_express_4_import.htm
 

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I may have screwed this up: I recently wiped clean my primary hard drive. I tried to save my outlook messages, and have a couple of .pst files. I would like to import them back into outlook express, but not sure how. When I try using the instructions below, I am told that I cannot import messages from the MAPI client. I don't know what that means.Any thoughts?

HH

How to Import PST Files
To import messages from an existing Exchange or Outlook client PST, follow these steps.

1. Open Outlook Express, on the File menu point to Import, and then click Messages.
2. In the "Select an email client to import from" box, click the appropriate mail client, Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Outlook, and then click Next.
3. Click Next, and then in the Profile Name box, click the Profile name from which to import the PST, and then click OK.
4. In the Select Folders box, choose All Folders, or to import specific folders, choose Selected Folders, and then click the folder that you want to import into Outlook Express. NOTE: If you choose Selected Folders and want to import more than one folder, press and hold the SHIFT key and then click each folder you want to import.
5. Click Finish.
You can now view messages that were located in your Microsoft Exchange PST or Microsoft Outlook PST in the Local Folders folder in Outlook Express.
 

A:importing to outlook express

PST files are for use with Outlook only. You have to import the PST into Outlook and then once the messages are in Outlook you can then transfer them over into Outlook Express.

Regards,
Rollin
 

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After a clean install of XP, Office 97, and Outlook Express 6 on my PC, I see 6 large .dbx files but cant figure how to import them. The files are: sent, inbox, tasks, etc

Tried:
1. Open OE.
2. Go to File->Import->Messages.
3. Select Microsoft OE 6 from the available list of options.
4. Select the option to import mail from an OE 6 store.
5. Browse to the folder which contains the .dbx files.

Messg pops up: No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open.
 

A:outlook express 6 importing

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Ok, hiya.
This question, I'm sure, has been put through the ringer, as I've seen it all over the newsgroups I've looked in for a solution, but I still can't find an answer.
I just reinstalled all the software on my computer, after putting XP on it. Before doing so, I simply went to my Outlook folder and copied my WAB file to disk before wiping out my computer. But now, I can't get the thing to import.
In Outlook Express, File > Import > Address Book does not work. I have a copy of my WAB file on diskette, and when I search for it on that drive letter, it doesn't show up, like it's not even there, though it is, and it is a genuine WAB file.
I've even gone directly to the c:\Program Files/Outlook Express folder, deleted the WAB file that exists there, and directly dropping my file from disk in its place, but still the same thing. When I open up the Address Book in OE6, there are no addresses listed, just empty.
It seems I should have saved it as the Comma Separated Values, from what I've read, and will make sure to do that in the future, though now I'm "simply" trying to get my address book, in the format I have it, to import into Outlook Express.
Who's got the key?
 

A:Importing WAB into Outlook Express 6

Hi malleable

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

With Outlook Express closed:
Using Windows Explorer navigate to the directory where your Address Book is located, right click on the FileName.wab file and verify it is not marked Read-Only.

Restart Outlook Express, and access the Address Book, do the Addresses show now?

If not, close Outlook Express.
Start > Run
key in:
wab /all

A Windows Address Book should open with all combined Addresses, do an Export to a .csv file from this Wab file.
File > Export > Other Address Book > Text File (Comma Separated Values) > Export
Name the file and include the .csv extension, then click the Browse button and Browse to the Desktop.
Next.
Map the Fields if necessary then click Finish.
Your FileName.csv file should now be located on the Desktop.

Open Outlook Express, open the Address Book,
File > Import > Other Address Book > Text File (Comma Separated Values) > Import > Browse to the FileName.csv on the Desktop follow the prompts from there.

Let us know what happens.
 

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Here's the problem

I recently did a reformat and clean install, and before doing so, I exported my Outlook XP mail folders into .csv files.

Now I am using Outlook Express 6. How do I import these files as mail folders?

It seems that the program will only take them as address book entries.
 

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I'm trying to import e-mail addresses from Access into Outlook Express. It doesn't complete the transaction. Is there an easier way like maybe exporting FROM Access to Outlook Express?
 

A:Importing into Outlook Express

If you can't get this sorted post a sample database and I'll write a macro to extract the data to a CSV file. You remove any sensitive from the database and replace with dummy data.

Have you tried Exporting to Excel directly from the DB and trying to import it?

Regards,
Rollin
 

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I am fed up with Outlook and I want to switch back to outlook express.

my 900+ emails are imported correctly BUT the attachements aren't.

some gifs and jpgs are transfered correctly with the emails.

but some other attachements, html, eml, word and some pictures don't.

I open them in outlook, but outlook express displays a grey over the name of the attachement meaning it was gone. Any ideas ?
 

A:Importing from outlook XP to Outlook Express.

Sounds like you may have OE's attachment security switched on. Check under "tools\options\security". Look for a checkbox that says "do not allow access to attachments that may be harmful" or something similar. Remove the checkmark and restart OE.
 

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Greetings:

I am having problems importing Outlook Express files (exported as .dxf format)into Outlook 98.

Has anyone been able to do this?
 

A:Importing Outlook Express into Outlook 98

If your extension is not a typo it is wrong. The extension is .dbx.

Check out this site: OE5 FAQ and see if it will help, it also has a utility to extract large amounts of messages at one time.

Let us know if it works for you or not.
 

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I have combined 4 HDs of data from two computers to my new computer. (ACK!)

I want to import OE folders from the older computers. I am share-fle networked. I found the .dbx folders okay in the APPLCICATIONS>, MICROSOFT>OUTLOOK EXPRESS on my Win98se and ME, respectively. From one computer I have the folders on a flash drive now. The other is not USB 2.0 so I have to import them through the network. I do not know where to put them in my XP.

Yes, there are old folders which have the same names as the existing XP folDers.You might make a suggestion how to avoid conflicts. That will save me time once I learn where to put the folders. (Renaming the folders seems to be the most obvious step.)

I explored the XP and found the APPLICATIONS folder, but the config is different. Before I mess this up, I thot I would get some direction.

Also, just from your experience, what are some of the data that you forgot to transfer when you changed computers? I am worried that I may have overlooked something. I want to FDISK and RESTORE the older computers so I can give them away to needy students. I remain concerned that I have overlooked important data.

Ok, one more "off thread" question. When you transfer a program from one computer to the next, and assuming that you copy all files correctly, why is it that you can not boot the program from the new computer. I am thinking it is due to a unestablished path to the program, and that progs also place important info on the registr... Read more

A:Outlook Express: Importing Folders

http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/

Maybe something to help you here on the OE problem
 

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I have installed WinXP Pro onto a new hard drive, as I cannot boot up on my old hard drive. I am wanting to import all of my contacts, mail accounts, and settings from my old Outlook Express on my old hard drive. Is this possible to do without actually going into it and exporting everything, then going into the new one and importing it?
 

A:Importing Outlook Express settings?

The critical pieces you want to grab off the old drive are the files (mostly .dbx - your mail folders) in your (hidden) Outlook Express folder. The contacts are in another place and have the extension .wab (windows address book). You will need to 'show hidden files and folders' (Tools -> Folder Options ->on the View tab), then do a search. Be sure you are set to search 'in hidden files and folders.' Search for .dbx and when they show up, right click and choose 'Open Containing Folder." You need to put this entire Outlook Express folder in place of your new one. Then search for .wab and go to Files->the Import command inOutlook Express to Files->Import->Address book to load it.
 

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After re-formatting the hard drive (due to a virus) I have been unable to import the message folders with a dbx extension back into the re-installed Outlook Express. Before the formatting process I have copied the relevant folders to the zip drive and after the format I copied them to the Windows/Application Data/Microsoft/Outlook Express folder. They do not show up when I open Outlook though. Can anyone help me with importing these folders as Outlook only seems to support importing messages but not folders.
 

A:Outlook Express 5: Importing DBX Files

Hi Has Houter
Welcome to TSG

Are you attempting the import using the same version of Outlook Express? Outlook Express 4 will not be able to read .dbx files. If the versions match, read on. If not, upgrade Outlook Express first.

Outlook Express will refuse to see any folder it did not create itself, you will need to fool Outlook Express to replace the .dbx files or Import the files into Outlook Express using another directory.

Method One:
Move all your .dbx files into a folder called Mail on your desktop, you also need the Folders.dbx file in the directory. Did you save it? If not, and the method one fails, use method two, I use it all the time.
Open Outlook Express,
File>Import>Messages>Outlook Express 5>Import mail from an OE5 store directory>Browse to the folder on your desktop>Next>Select your folder(s)>Next
You should see a progress bar as the Import progresses and a Import Successful.

Method Two:
To backup and restore a single OE5 mail folder, save the appropriate dbx file. To restore, create a new folder in OE5 (call it archiv1, for example) and access it once. Then close OE and find archiv1.dbx and delete it. Make a copy of the folder you want to restore and rename it to archiv1.dbx. Then copy that file into the directory where the previous file was deleted. Open OE and the messages you wanted to restore will be accessible via opening that archiv1 folder.
Above information is from this site:
http://chattanooga.net/~scochran/backup.htm

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The problem I have is

I cannot import old OE6 dbx files. When I use the import feature to find the old files it tells me (no specific message store could be opened).

I have renamed a couple and moved them to the correct Identities location but they still do not appear in OE6.

Would a re-install sort the problem, or has somebody got an idea

Cheers
Ken

A:Importing DBX files Outlook Express 6

Just installed XP on a clean install and I am trying to get my old OE6 emails to show up in Microsoft Outlook. Any help out there? I have them all on a CD that shows them as .dbx files.

Thanks

I have been using XP on my laptop for years, but only check email through the earthlink web mail and have been downloading it onto my desktop- now with XP on a new biger harddrive.

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can not get messages from outlook express to import into windows mail followed directions on export from and importing to but files thatv were copied were dbx files and windows mail does not want to import them need to nknow if there is another way or a way to convert files from dbx to windows mail files

A:importing messages from outlook express

Try this link

Import messages into Windows Mail from Outlook Express - Windows Vista Help

Good luck

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Hi....

I use windows XP and outlook express...I have an e-mail account with Hotmail and it works fine with outlook expres...

How do I use my msn.com e-mail in Outlook express...ie import it etc..

I can not find any where on the web that allows you to use it as a pop 3 etc etc ..

Some one advise...
 

A:Importing MSN not HOTMAIL in to Outlook express

ms knowledge base has this:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q297790

<i>On the Servers tab, verify that the Incoming e-mail server is set to the following server:

pop3.email.msn.com

Verify that the Outgoing e-mail server is set to the following server:

smtp.email.msn.com

Click to select Log on using Secure Password Authentication.</i>

is the gist, but read the whole thing especially the secuare password part to make sure it works
 

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If I keep a contact database in Access, can I import it into Outlook Express to send emails? If so, how? Im using Windows 98, Office 97 and Outlook Express 6.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Importing from Access to Outlook Express

You can export the database table to a text file by clicking FILE --> EXPORT in Access. After choosing the save name, save location and changing save type to .txt, the text export wizard will allow you to define how the fields are delimited. When prompted, export the fields as delimited and using commas as the delimiter. Once you have exported the table to a Text file you can import it into Outlook Express by choosing FILE --> IMPORT--> OTHER ADDRESS BOOK --> TEXT FILE. Then just follow the wizard steps to map the fields in the text file to the fields in your address book.

Rollin
 

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Trying to import my address book from Outlook Express 6 into another computer with Outlook Express 6. The problem I'm having is I have my original address book divided up into different folders....each folder representing a different type of client. For instance, one folder for new clients; another for prospective clients; one for old clients, etc. In importing, all the contacts appear to import, but only into 1 general folder. The individual folders (new clients; prospective clients; old clients, etc.) don't show up so all my contacts are lumped together into a "Main Identities Contacts" folder, so I have no idea what type of client each one is since they aren't importing into their specific file folders. Is there some way to import my contacts where, once imported, my address book will look identical to the address book that contains the original contacts with all the appropriate file folders reflected? If it helps, I'm using Windows XP Home Ed. HELP! The reason I'm doing this is my old computer is really messed up. Probably will need to have it wiped clean and can't afford to lose my address book, but if all the contacts are just lumped together, it will be useless to me.
 

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Today I desided to reformat my PC's Hard Drive. I use Outlook Express as my email program. I have ALOT of Email addresses and ALOT of Important Email messages. I went to C:\Windows\Application Data\Identities\IDThingy\Microsoft\Outlook express and copied it to a CD. Now that i've reformated I moved all the files that i backed up and put it in that new directory. When I start outlook express I get a error and I have to close it. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks
 

A:Microsoft Outlook Express, Importing

I am curious if instead of just copying from the cd to the directory, have you tried to use the Import utility of OE?
 

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My laptop died a horrible death. I have placed all my old outlook express emails and address book on a CD. However I cannot import these files into my new desktop.

After File / Import / messages / browse OE in file D, etc, OE claims that it cannot find the files.

Any ideas?

Noel
 

A:Importing Outlook Express files

Hi - welcome to the board.

The files on a CDR are read only unless you used packet writing. You might try copying them to a folder on the HD and changing the attribute. Maybe they will import then.

You can just do a search for a WAB file that will be your address book. Replace it with the saved WAB file.

For the mail you can do the same using the various DBX files.

This might help: http://email.about.com/cs/oebackuphelp/
 

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I had to reinstall XP, however before I did, I backed up all my DBX files to my external harddrive, Now that I 've got everything going again, I am having problems importing my email dbx files and I haven't been able to find this particular problem in any forum or "how to import" website.

Suffice to say that I followed the instructions on how to import from the main Identity and I get a message telling me that the specified message store cannot be opened and may be in use by Outlook Express. It tells me that no messages can be found in the folder or that another application running has the required folder open. I've tried variations of moving single or multiple DBX files to other folders on my computer hard drive, but still get the same message. I copied the folder holding my DBX files to my desktop and that didn't help

I must be doing something wrong, but I can't figure out what it is. I even printed out the instructions on "how to import to OE6" to make sure I was doing it right, but I get the same result. Can anyone tell me what I am missing? Thanks!
 

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So my wife is moving off her imac to my old, not so old dell... I get a new one... that's all becides the piont here...
One part of her migration is her email... I have already found out that moving all of her emails can be done, but is a real chore... imap was one way I was told or save each one as a single file with a little name tweak and import.. "NOT" .. so we don't know if we can save her data... unless I get hold of a imap server..
But the other part is suppose to be easy... exporting and importing her contacts.. On the mac when you export it gives you no option on what type of file you would like to export it.... it just does a txt file.. Okay so then I brough it over to the Dell and choice import... there's a menu with things like, name, last, ect ect... I've tried many of these options and it never imports properly and so I am now here... Thanks Jojo
 

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I have a PC which has OE 6.0 If I look within the folder where all the .DBX files are stored I see 2 or 3 folders (for example research.dbx) that do not appear in my OE inbox.

I have tried renaming these files and still nothing. I have recently transfered all these dbx files from an old PC to this new PC.

What can I do to get the OE inbox to recognize and show these folders in the inbox?

Thanks!
 

A:Importing Outlook Express folders

I think I figured it out Looks like I have to delete the folders.dbx file then re-start. I will post back if this works.
 

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i experienced a hard drive failure recently and the tech place that repaired it under warranty saved a bunch of email files, but they were not "backed up" from inside of outlook. (yes i'm an idiot for not having them backed up, but now i have a 500gb external hd, so this will never be a problem again!) when i try to import them into my new email set up, it can't read the file because it's not the right type or doesn't have the right extension. it seems as if i have the raw data, but not in a "back up" file and therefore it can't import. is there still a way to recover the emails?
 

A:outlook express database importing

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Hi all,

I?m about to install a new HDD and thought that would be the opportune time to upgrade to Windows 7 since having XP at the moment means it?s a complete format anyway. I will be keeping my old HDD afterwards since this has all my data on a separate partition.

My issue is what to do about email. I see that OE is not supplied in Windows 7. Using another email client isn?t a problem, and I think Thunderbird looks fairly similar in style to OE so will probably go that route. However, I have several years of filed business emails that I really need to keep and be able to access occasionally. These are retained in various folders within my OE client and I keep a copy of the OE folders and contents as part of my weekly backup.

Most of the import options assume OE is on the PC and you are therefore importing straight from OE into Thunderbird. However, as a new install my OE will be zapped and I will only have my backup files. After I install Windows 7, what?s the best way to import these OE folders and messages into a new client - is it even possible?

Hope that makes sense!

Any advice appreciated on this.

Thanks
Andrew

A:Importing Outlook Express mail history

Read this article: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums...fc-9840161bc249

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I posted this on the Outlook forum and was told to repost it here.

I have Outlook Express 6, and a while back I exported some old messages as a .dbx into my archives. Now, for some very important work business, I need to access those files.

I've tried going to File>Import>Messages, but Import from Outlook Express 6 doesn't appear. I've tried using the import tool for older versions but it does nothing.

I'm desperate; how can I review these messages???

Thanks.

A:Issue with outlook express and importing messages

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I've been using earthlink's email pgm and am switching over to outlook express. I was able to transfer my addresses okay but now want to transfer over some of my email messages. I was able to save my earthlink email messages to a csv file but OE doesn't seem to have an option to import a csv file. Is there a way to get OE to import a csv email messages file?
 

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Is it possible to import pst files into Outlook express??
 

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I am converting the standard E-mail from Mozilla Thunderbird to Outlook Express at my place of business. I am having trouble importing the old e-mails using OE and Mozilla does not have an export option. If you have advice I would be greatly appreciative.
 

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I did a search for this but couldn't find much help.

Here is my problem, I can no longer boot into win2kpro from my old hard drive so I swapped it out, added a new hd, and started pulling files off the old one (old one is now a slave drive). I have got the majority of my crucial files over except for my email.

My problem is I cannot import or find any files associated with Outlook Express or even Outlook on my old hard drive. I have done searches for just about everything .pab .pst .iaf .dbx and I get nothing. Does anyone know what files I can pull to the new hd, what folders to look in on the old hd? Have any idea where the email files and address book could be? I am in a bind because the last time I backed up my email was a year ago (doh and double doh).

I use outlook express primarily but had all the files in Outlook as well. I am mainly concerned with my address book, but wish I could get my email back as well.

Please help if you can.

Mike
 

A:importing outlook express from hard drive - HELP!!!

thinkmike

Please only post in one forum. That way we here can keep track what the others are telling you.

This was answered in the Business Forum.
 

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Hi,

I have a friend who uses the windows address book and outlook express. He is using Windows XP and Internet Explorer 7.0. He made a new identity under Outlook express with a new email address. He has several folders under his old address book identity that he wants to copy to the new identity. I can not get them to move over there.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Sandra
 

A:Solved: outlook express and importing folders

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'If your backup files did not include "Folders.dbx", this method of importing will not work as OE will not "see" the *.dbx files without Folders.dbx. To work around this, click File| Identities| Add New Identity. Switch to the new Identity when prompted, but cancel the new account wizard that starts automatically. Click Tools| Options| Maintenance| Store Folder to determine the location of this Identity's store. Close OE and open the store folder in Windows Explorer. Copy your old *.dbx files into this store folder, then delete the file "Folders.dbx". Open OE and it will create a new Folders.dbx that includes the old *.dbx files. Click File| Switch Identities and return to your original Identity. Click File| Import| Messages| OE5 (or OE6)| Identity and select the new Identity. After the import is complete, you can delete the new Identity, and then manually delete its store folder.'

Yep - in principle, I understand all that. The trouble is, for me, it isn't working. There are a number of old dbx files that Outlook Express just isn't 'seeing', and when I go through the above process, it still doesn't 'see' them. It creates a new folders.dbx file all right, but the new file still only sees the same folders that the old one did. I can, if need be, import each of these old dbx files individually - and it took me about four days to figure that out! - but it's a very time-consuming process... Read more

A:Problem importing old dbx files in Outlook Express 6

Check the DBX files you are trying to put in to see if they are marked "Read Only". Right click>Properties>Uncheck Read only attribute>OK.
 

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I have installed outlook express and want to import my address book and messages from Outlook. Express is giving me an error message saying that it The address nBook failed to load. Outlook Express is incorrectly configured, please re-install. After removing and re-installing the same message comes up. It just crashes when I try to import my messages (Msimn illegal operation). Any solutions?
 

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Just updated to the new IE6 and outlook express, problem solved.
Thanks
 

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I did a search for this but couldn't find much help.

Here is my problem, I can no longer boot into win2kpro from my old hard drive so I swapped it out, added a new hd, and started pulling files off the old one (old one is now a slave drive). I have got the majority of my crucial files over except for my email.

My problem is I cannot import or find any files associated with Outlook Express or even Outlook on my old hard drive. I have done searches for just about everything .pab .pst .iaf and I get nothing. Does anyone know what files I can pull to the new hd, what folders to look in on the old hd? Have any idea where the email files and address book could be? I am in a bind because the last time I backed up my email was a year ago (doh and double doh).

Please help if you can.

Mike
 

A:importing outlook express from hard drive - HELP!!!

The outlook Express files should be if you old drive is now drive d:

D:\Windows\Applaication Data\Identities\A folder with a really long number\Microsoft\Outlook Express\ and all the files will or should be in this folder.

The ext are
.dbx
 

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hi,

ok, i at times have to mass email out to a bunch of media people with diferent press releases but i cant seem to figure out a way to import them into a group directly without them being in the main address database; the problem is when i import them from a .csv it goes into the main address database, and then i have to pick and choose which ones that i just imported to group them so that i can send the email to the apppropriate recipient.

so what i have done so far is before i import a list to email, i just delete all the addresses in the database and then import and then email; and then delete them again so that i can import the next batch for a different release; that works but it seems so 19th century ; shouldnt microsoft figure out a way to make that scenario easier to accomplish?

also, my friend has office 2003, and he has problem with the autocomplete feature of addresses; it works with some names but not others; i think it has something to do with .nick or .nk2 but dont know how to fix it for him; please advise

thank u
 

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I couldn't import my previous mails to Outlook express 4 in Win98.I received the following error :
Messages could not be imported from MAPI client.MAPI is not installed on this machine or an error occured during MAPI initialization. The same error is occured while I was trying to import my previous mails to outlook5 in win2000.
 

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I have just upgraded my girlfriend's computer with a new harddrive. The old unit is installed as a slave with the swap file on it which has improved the performance no end!
The original drive is a 7.8Gb disk which was split into 4 partitions of 2Gb, one with win95 on it, one with XP on it (yes I know that is stupid on a 2Gb FAT partition, hence the upgrade), the others for data.
The new drive is 40 Gb split 10 for programs, 10 for her work information and 20 for her home information. I installed the XP Pro without difficulty on the new drive, then deleted the old XP installation and the data partitions on the old drive to create the swap file. I left the win95 just in case she has to access something on that for some strange reason.
However the OE6 backups are not recognised on the new installation. The files transfer into the correct directory and are the correct sizes, but the data from them is not available, meaning she has lost pretty much all of her old emails, sent and received. It makes no difference if the import wizard is used, or if the files are manually copied from another folder to the OE6 store location. Does anyone know of a workaround for this please?
 

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I had to reinstall XP, however before I did, I backed up all my DBX files to my external harddrive, Now that I 've got everything going again, I am having problems importing my email dbx files and I haven't been able to find this particular problem in any forum or "how to import" website.

Suffice to say that I followed the instructions on how to import from the main Identity and get a message telling me that the specified message sore cannot be opened and may be in use by Outlook Express. It tells me that no messages can be found in the folder or that another application running has the required folder open. I've tried variations of moving single or multiple DBX files to other folders but still get the same message. I copied the folder holding my DBX files to my desktop and that didn't help

I must be doing something wrong, but I can't figure out what it is. I even printed out the instructions on "how to import to OE6" to make sure I was doing it right, but I get the same result. Can anyone tell me what I am missing? Thanks!

A:Outlook Express 6 Importing DBX Files Problem

Check that the files are not set to read-only (right-click and view the properties).
Same for the folder.

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I want to transfer my email messages from my old computer to a new one. Both use Outlook Express 6.

I think I understand how to do this, but - If I import the old email messages will it delete or overwrite the email folders on the new computer, or will the old messages just slot into place (i.e. if sorted by date the imported emails will show up at the top)? I have been using the new computer for a few months and would not want to lose my email.

My apologies if this is a very stupid question.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Help importing messages - Outlook Express

No it won't delete any old messages
 

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